WESTFEST 2014 Photos from the 4th Annual Festival!

Cleo Carol Knopf on David Seccombe sculpture

WESTFEST’S 4th annual dance festival was presented in the historic and landmarked Westbeth Artists Housing from April 23 – April 27, 2014. The festival included site-specific performances animating mulitple spaces within the iconic building as well as a series of performances in the legendary top floor studio, which was home to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for many years, and now houses the Martha Graham Dance Company. www.marthagraham.org

WESTFEST was founded by Carol Nolte, and is currently produced by Carol Nolte and Megan Sipe.

WESTFEST is sponsored by Westbeth Artists Residents Council

Special thanks to: Westbeth Artists Residents Council, George Cominskie, the management and staff of Westbeth, John Turner for his stunning postcard design, Sasha Santiago for the magnificent website, the Martha Graham Companay, especially Olga, Arnie and Faye, and our volunteer guides for the site specific; George Cominskie, Steve Clorfeine, Kiriki Metzo, Halina Warren, and Glitter Oh Dazzle.
Video stills: Maile Studios.

TOP FLOOR PERFORMANCES AT MARTHA GRAHAM Saturday April 26, 2014

SWEET LIFE Choreography and Performer: Carol Nolte. Music: Frank Ocean. www.dancecollectiveny.com

LEAF Choreographer and Performer: Amos Pinhasi. Music: Aquarius

MOVING FORWARD LOOKING BACK: A BI-COASTAL ODE TO TANAGRA FIGURES. Choreographer: Raleigh Veach w/ Jenny Levy and Madeline Kulisek. Performers: Madeline Kulisek, Jenny Levy, Raleigh Veach. Music: “La Folia”-Michael Stahel, Violin Sonata in D Minor. “La Folia”Op 5 No 12. David Brickman and Patricia Sunwoo, violin; Michael Salmirs, piano. Music editing Elyssa Dru Rosenberg and Raleigh Veach. Rehearsal Director: Miles Busser. Costumes Design: Raleigh Veach. isadoranow.org

ACHE Choreography: Amanda Hameline. Perfomrers: Krystel Mazzeo, Merisha Mesihovic, Emily Smith. Music: Charlie Danner www.amandaplusjames.com

AIR FULL OF THOUGHT (Work in progress) Choreography: Carson Reiners. Perfomrers: Allison Sale, Portia Reiners, Carson Reiners. Music: Johannes Sebastian Bach; Zoe Keating; Rolf Liebermann (medley).

LANOTTE (excerpt) Choreography: Carol Mendes. Performed by Franikie Fernandes, Alexandra Tsubota, Erika Wuhrer. Music: Franz Liszt “La Notte”. Costume Design: Carol Mendes and Lauren Beirne.

WESTBETH SITE SPECIFIC DANCE ALL OVER WESTBETH. April 27, 2014

IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, OR AS A CHALLENGE. Choreography: Mari Meade Dance Collective. Dancers: Allison Beler, Breanna Gribble, Wedee Kao, Isaac Owens, Rachel Rizzuto. www.marimeadedancecollective.com

A DUSTY DAY PoemDANCE Cleo Carol Knopf. www.youtube/user/CarolDancer

SOMETHING PARTICULARLY SPECIFIC IN THE WILD. Choreography: Kyla Barkin, Barkin/Selissen Project. Perfomrers: Kyla Barkin, Marie Douesnard, Aidan Feldman, Christopher Ralplh, Kristi Ann Schopter, Aaron Selissen. Original composition by James Guastaferro and Tristan Pollack. www.BarkinSelissenProject.com

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